20 Jan. 2004

 

The Editor:

S.F.Chronicle.

 

Dear Editor:

 

Irshad Manji’s attacks on Islam {Jan. 19} are a litany of fraudulent charges that defy credibility. Her charge that Islam harbors anti-Semitism is a falsehood that defies historic record. Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first president, stated before the Anglo-American Committee of Enquiry in Jerusalem, in 1946: “I would not like to do any injustice. The Muslim world has treated the Jews with considerable tolerance. The Ottoman Empire {which was virtually entirely Muslims} received the Jews with open arms when they were driven out of Spain and  Europe, and the Jews should never forget that.”

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ismail Zayid, MD.

http://izayid.tripod.com